FTC disclosure: This post is courtesy of a sponsored post for Hanes. Although the content is paid, the opinions expressed within are strictly my own.
It seems to me the older I get, the less tolerance I have for discomfort. Gone are the days of Carrie Bradshaw-esque skyscraper heels when a heel 2” and under can be just as appealing. I no longer lie on the ground to zip my jeans (or use pliers to pull the zipper closed – WHAT WERE WE THINKING, LADIES??); I just buy the next size up. But I knew I had come into my own when I just made a change that caused a shock wave of emotion that ran all the way through my wardrobe:
Gals, it’s true: I just tossed all but four of my thongs.
I just went into my underwear drawer one morning and realized that unless there was a pantyline concern, they were not for me anymore. I got rid of 15 pairs and kept two that are wardrobe essentials (one nude, one black) and the other two go with fancy-schmancy bras. They are gone, ladies. I don’t miss them.
This started a full-scale underwear revolt. I started tossing the pairs that pinched in the center, fell down on the sides or refused to stay in place. Gone were the items that were itchy, scratchy or upsetting. OUT. I’m sure the guys who handle the refuse got a good laugh at me as I dragged this bag out the door, because as I was tossing my lingerie revolt into the larger trash container on trash day, a few thongs escaped onto the sidewalk in their direct view. Clearly, this underwear wanted their injustice to be known. I stuffed them back in, handed the bag to the grinning workmen and walked on my way.
The reason for this revolt is a new love, which happens to be Hanes underwear. Ladies, I’m here to tell you that not only are the panties adorable and quite fashionable (solids, prints – whatever you want, they’re here,) but they’re so comfortable. These are the girl version of your man’s favorite underpinnings: the waistbands are smooth and don’t dig, and the shape conforms to the curves of your body. Put them on and you will forget they’re there in the best way possible. They are my new favorite discovery and, as you can see, I wear them pretty much all the time now.
See also: no pantylines. Ha! Bet you didn’t see that coming! Now, clearly, you can’t wear them under silk dresses or delicate fabrics (that’s where the Thong Reserve comes in,) but I’ve worn them with jeans, suits, dress pants and a pencil skirt and I have yet to have the Pantyline Problem. They’re seamless and impossibly dreamy.
They are also Lucky Guy (my boyfriend, for new readers) Approved. My boyfriend is what I would call a Lingerie Snob. If he thinks they’re hot, we have a winner. He does. They work. Enough said.
But don’t take my word for it: check out the lookbook video to get a look at the newly revamped shapes and styles, like the No Ride Up Hipster, the Boy Brief and the No Ride Up Cotton Bikini. Gals, they’re so flirty, cute and comfortable. Stop suffering with underwear that’s just….well, WRONG. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable underwear. Check out the lookbook and let me know what you think. I’m in love and I think I’ve found a great underwear match.